Sport in brief
Former champions Williams joined McLaren yesterday in dropping plans to appeal a stewards decision against Formula One rivals Racing Point, but the matter will still go to the governing FIA’s International Court of Appeal after Ferrari and Renault confirmed their intention to take the matter forward. Racing Point’s car is a visual copy of last year’s Mercedes, who provide their engines and gearbox, and the argument is about how much of the car has to be designed in house. Racing Point has denied any wrongdoing.
Sky is to launch a dedicated channel to televise NFL games as part of a five-year deal. The agreement marks the 25th anniversary of live NFL coverage by the broadcaster and will see Sky
Sports NFL launching from Thursday, September 3, ahead of the 2020 season, which kicks off on Thursday, September 10.
Harriet Dart won her third match of the week at the UK Pro Series. The British No 3 beat Naomi Broady 6-4, 6-4 at Weybridge. On the men’s side, British No 4 James Ward defeated Luke Johnson 6-0, 7-5.